DC's Best Underrated Sandwiches

DC's Best Underrated Sandwiches

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Try these under-the-radar sandwiches and note that burgers need not apply.

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    Sorry, no ‘roo meat in this sandwich… just a whole lot of pulled duck that’s been rolled around in tangy sauce. Also on the French baguette: blackberry caramelized onions and bacon jam.
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    The G Street Food sandwich is stuffed with fried bits of chicken, rather than a whole breast, giving it more of a po' boy feel.
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    Everyone heads to The Red Hen for the pasta, especially that addictive rigatoni. But don’t overlook the one bready option on the menu: an over-the-top lamb meatloaf sandwich that’s got game.
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    There are technically only two requisite ingredients in this sandwich and if you passed 7th grade Spanish (instead of flirting with Manuela) you’d guess that they’re chorizo and bread.
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    Lamb is lame… or at least status quo when it comes to gyros. That’s why DGS changes up this traditional pita sandwich by substituting slow-cooked beef tongue.
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    The Pork and Fries sub is filled with juicy roasted pork plus French fries, chipotle mayo, roasted red peppers, sweet pickles, and chopped onions on ciabatta.
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    If a Jewish deli owner and a Korean grandmother made sweet, sweet... sandwiches, they would look and taste like this. Thin slices of duck sit atop Korean sauerkraut that’s akin to kimchi, giving it more tang and spice than a regular Reuben.
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    Goat’s getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. At The Fainting Goat, they serve the protein in numerous forms -- including raw -- but the sausage sandwich is the standout.
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    You’ve probably had a friend brag to you about finishing off a famed Stachowski pastrami sandwich or that grinder we mentioned. Both are built to feed a family of four.
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    One bite of this deep-fried beauty will take you back to a state fair first date or a very happy childhood filled with fried things.
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